- Docket Number
- 96 MW
- San Diego County
- Project Status
- Operational (Natural Gas-Fired)
- Project Type
- Application for Certification
The Orange Grove Energy Center (OGEC) peaker power plant is located near State Route 76 (SR-76) in unincorporated San Diego County approximately three miles east of Interstate 15 near the community of Pala.
OGEC is a nominal 99.6-megawatt natural gas-fired, simple-cycle facility consisting of two identical simple-cycle natural gas fired General Electric LM6000 PC SPRINT spray-intercooled combustion turbine generators (Units 1 and 2), inlet air chiller cooling tower, chilled water system package, 0.3-mile underground transmission line from the project to the Pala Substation, a 10-inch 2.4-mile natural gas pipeline connected to the San Diego Gas and Electric main gas line, a 100,000 gallon demineralized storage tank, and a 414 gallon recycled water storage tank. Project emissions are controlled with a carbon monoxide emission oxidation catalyst as well as an aqueous ammonia Selective Catalytic Reduction system that reduces emissions.
Power Plant Certification and Exemption Processes
As required by the Warren-Alquist Act, the Energy Commission monitors Commission-certified energy projects throughout construction, operation, and closure to ensure compliance with the conditions of certification imposed by the Commission’s Final Decision for approving the projects.